While I suspect most Lifehacker readers long ago abandoned Hotmail for Gmail or other alternatives, lots of us probably still have an ageing Hotmail account lying around used for Windows Live services or IM. So the news that up to 100,000 passwords for Hotmail accounts have been exposed should be a cue to change the password on that account.
The BBC reports that details of up to 100,000 accounts, apparently obtained through phishing, have been published online. While most of those accounts appear to be based in Europe, changing your password to something secure and unique is still a sensible step. (And before everyone goes on an anti-Microsoft rant, bear in mind that security is an issue for every email platform, Gmail included.)
Thousands of Hotmail users hacked [BBC News]